You know, I have a funny feeling that I seriously overdid the Horlicks, last night!
No, really … !
But then, that’s what you get, for getting through two blooming mugs full of the stuff, whilst writing a post: tired enough to sleep through the night …
And wake up in the morning feeling as if you should’ve STAYED in bed … !
Oy veh … !
Let’s get moving on, shall we? Before I fall asleep at the keyboard … !
Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi putting in her answers: and, along with admitting she’s a Peter Sellers* fan, also bagging 6 out of 6.
Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s questions, shall we?
Q1) 9th September, 1850, saw California admitted as the 31st state of the USA: California had originally been claimed by which country … ?
Q2) 9th September, 1976, saw the death of Chairman Mao. In which Chinese province had he been born … ?
Q3) More to the point, in which year … ?
Q4) 9th September, 9 AD, saw the Battle of Teutoberg Forest take place: this saw the defeat of how many Roman legions, by German tribesmen …?
Q5) 9th September, 337, saw three brothers succeed their father as Roman Emperor: who was that father … ?
Q6) And finally … 9th September, 1969, saw what made an official language of Canada … ?
And here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 8th September, 1921, saw Margaret Gorman win Atlantic City’s Golden Mermaid pageant: what was she named, as a result … ?A1) Miss America.
Q2) 8th September, 1888, saw the body of Jack the Ripper’s second victim found: what was her name … ?A2) Annie Chapman.
Q3) More to the point, in which Spitalfields street was she found … ?A3) Hanbury Street.
Q4) That same day — 8th September, 1888 — saw the first matches played in the English Football League: how many matches … ?A4) 6.
Q5) 8th September, 1986, saw the (then) President of Chile survive an ambush: who was that president … ?A5) Augusto Pinochet.
Q6) And finally … 8th September, 1943, saw General Dwight D. Eisenhower announce that which country had surrendered … ?A6) Italy.
Enjoy those, everyone.
I’ll leave you you with this classic from the late Otis Redding on what would’ve been his 71st birthday
And with this quote from Count Leo Tolstoy …
“All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”Leo Tolstoy September 9, 1828 – November 20, 1910
* I’ve got to admit, I was never that much of a fan, Debbi: although I do know The Goons, where his career started, is revered by the Monty Python team. (And I’m personally convinced the real Goons genius was the late Spike Milligan … )